When severe spine damage has had a devastating impact on your life, work with a qualified spinal injury lawyer in Tampa to seek compensation for your suffering.
Spinal injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries a person can endure when involved in an accident. Not only could you spend a significant amount of time in the hospital, but you could require extensive physical rehabilitation or even be paralyzed, depending on how serious your injuries were.
Fortunately, you can start to regain control of your life by consulting with a Tampa spinal injury lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. With our firm by your side, you will be able to spend your time recovering while we work to build you a powerful civil lawsuit against the liable party.
The start of your case cannot even begin until we file your personal injury claim within the Florida court system. Knowing when the statute of limitations began will be paramount to your case, as failure to meet this deadline will result in the court’s refusal to hear your claim.
In Florida, this time frame begins the day of the accident you were involved in, or can start from the date that you were diagnosed with your spinal injury. Then, you will have four years to make a decision about whether you are going to pursue your case. Fortunately, with a highly trained attorney on your side, you shouldn’t have to worry about missing this critical time limit.
No matter what type of accident you were involved in, if you contributed in any way to the cause of your accident, comparative fault laws will apply. This means that the compensation you are awarded will be reduced based on how much fault you carry for the cause of the accident. Let’s look at an example:
John was driving 65 mph in a 50 mph zone when he was struck, head-on, by a distracted driver. Since John was speeding, he was found to be 10 percent at fault for the cause of the auto collision. As a result of his shared fault, John’s $750,000 compensation award was reduced by 10 percent, and his case was resolved with a final award of $675,000.
As you can see, Florida’s comparative fault law can have a significant impact on your case. But you can rest a little easier knowing your Tampa attorney will ensure that the facts are presented so you do not lose out on the compensation that is rightfully yours.
If you need help bringing a civil claim against whoever is responsible for the cause of your spine damage, you can reach out to an experienced Tampa spinal injury lawyer at Anderson & Anderson to discuss what your legal options for financial restitution are.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, contact our office by phone at 813-251-0072 or submit the online contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page.